How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog

By Chad Orzel
(Basic Books (AZ), Paperback, 9780465023318, 327pp.)

Publication Date: February 2012

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They say you can t teach an old dog new tricks. But what about relativity?Physics professor Chad Orzel and his inquisitive canine companion, Emmy, tackle the concepts of general relativity in this irresistible introduction to Einstein's physics. Through armchair and sometimes passenger-seat conversations with Emmy about the relative speeds of dog and cat motion or the logistics of squirrel-chasing, Orzel translates complex Einsteinian ideas the slowing of time for a moving observer, the shrinking of moving objects, the effects of gravity on light and time, black holes, the Big Bang, and of course, E=mc2 into examples simple enough for a dog to understand.A lively romp through one of the great theories of modern physics, "How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog" will teach you everything you ever wanted to know about space, time, and anything else you might have slept through in high school physics class.




About the Author
Chad Orzel was born and raised in central New York, and received a degree in physics from WilliamsCollege, and his Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Maryland. He is now a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UnionCollege in Schenectady, New York. He lives near campus with his wife Kate, their daughter, and, of course, Emmy, the Queen of Niskayuna.
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